I am new to this forum. I would love to hear any stories of what the symptoms of cerebral palsy looked like for your son/daughter. Our pediatric neurologist feels our son may fall under the umbrella of mild CP. We are in the process of genetic testing to rule out any other possibilities. Our son is now 20 months old and is beginning to walk. When he first started to push his cart, he sort of dragged his right foot, which he doesn't do anymore. Some specialists have been able to detect slight hypertonia in his hands and feet. He struggles with balance and has always seemed sort of "stiff". We notice a tendency for his fingers to curl under at the knuckles during certain times in the day - usually when he is crawling, or sometimes when he holds his bottle. When he is tired, usually during storytime, he tends to fist his right hand. Other than this, his hands and fingers function normally. He often tends to sit cross-legged (scissor), which I have read can be a symptom of CP. He has always been late to meet milestones (usually at about a 7 month delay). Although he has not yet pointed at an object, but rather LOOKS in the direction of the object when asked, and is not yet able to stack blocks.
PLEASE, I would love to hear your story, even if it doesn't sound similar to our son. What were the symptoms of your child around this age? Does it sound like we could be dealing with CP? We live in a small town and do not have the opportunity to meet with other parents of children with needs. Any support would be greatly appreciated:)